The Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum

Who Are We?

The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. We operate a museum in Townsend, Tennessee, collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the history of these companies, and of the people in this region.

Admission is FREE

May-Oct open Daily Weekdays & Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5

November: Weekends Only – Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5

December through March: Closed Off-Season. Groups by appointment only (email or call) The grounds and outdoor exhibits are always available

April: Weekends Only – Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5

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Upcoming Events

Little River Railroad Days on Saturday, September 24, 2022 & Sunday September 25, 2022, from 10 am to 5 pm

Relive history as you step back to the time and place where the City of Townsend began. A day of fun and education for all ages. Demonstrations, Museum tours, arts and crafts, model railroad, music, and more Fun! FREE Family Event.


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